‘Frankenstein’ Spooked Up This Competition

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“Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.”

Characters

Victor Frankenstein has a passion for learning but his love for knowledge and his curiosity seemed to be his downfall. Victor was a coward, he created a monster but then ran away because he was scared of it. Victor is the main reason the monster is the way he is.

The monster has me torn between two sides, do I pity him or do I hate him? All the monster wanted was for someone to love him and treat him with kindness. The monster was ambitious and was driven by his vengeance and jealousy. It was sad to see someone turn so lonely and dangerous. I think in the end I pitied him.

Plot

A lot happened in this book and I don’t know about how much of it I actually enjoyed. In the beginning, I was hooked immediately, I was so intrigued about what was happening and hearing about Victor’s life but once the monster finds Victor and is telling him his story I got bored and confused. Towards the end I was so lost, all of a sudden someone’s dead, someone’s getting married and someone else is dead.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5. I liked reading about Victor Frankenstein and the monster but I just hated how lost I got while reading. The writing was beautiful and descriptive but that’s not enough to stay in the competition. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just ben reviewed. 

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